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This flexible P-trap alternative allows you to clear blockages with a quick squeeze of the pipe. - Fine Homebuilding
These breeze blocks by Villa Lagoon Tile are perfect for creating contemporary privacy screens and accent walls that let in plenty of air and light. - Fine Homebuilding

Building Materials

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How to keep a rarely-used flue from wasting energy and making your home drafty and uncomfortable - Fine Homebuilding
Water that works its way through brick-veneer walls can damage underlying wood sheathing or framing. This article explains several flashing details that will protect the structure while allowing water that does get in to escape. - Fine Homebuilding
Mason John Carroll goes through the process of rebuilding brick veneer using basic masonry skills - Fine Homebuilding #HowTo

All About Brick

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Pergolas are designed to support climbing plants. Unlike arbors, though, pergolas  have posts supporting an open, roof-like structure. They’re most commonly used to shade a walkway or a deck - Fine Homebuilding #OutdoorDeco #Garden
Despite their similar appearance, these two systems are not interchangeable
The popularity of metal-countertop materials has grown considerably over the years.   They’re all easy to keep clean and are relatively resilient when treated with care. However, none are inexpensive, and metal prices fluctuate so often that speaking in generalities is more accurate than giving definitive numbers.  Here’s what distinguishes each material - Fine Homebuilding

What's the Difference?

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Concrete tamper - Composed of wire mesh in a frame with a pair of handles, a concrete tamper pushes the coarse aggregate down into the surface of a slab to make finishing easier.
Learn how to choose the right mix for your small masonry projects from dozens of specialized bagged-concrete options. - Fine Homebuilding
The best way is to order low-slump concrete, which is concrete with a low proportion of water. - Fine Homebuiding

Projects with Concrete

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Gary Striegler uses couple of different sled jigs for making long tapered rips. With this option, the work attaches directly to the shelving stock with small nails or screws for making a tapered rip. #Tablesaw #JobsiteTools #Tools #HowTo
Carpenters commonly use right triangles with side lengths in a ratio of 3:4:5 to determine if a house’s framing has square (90°) corners. Based on the 3:4:5 method, a right triangle with one 3-ft. leg and one 4-ft. leg will have a diagonal of 5 ft. Multiples of 3:4:5 also work.
After testing 14 popular makes and models of sidewinder circular saws, senior editor Justin Fink sorts out the features that separate the good from the not-so-good.

Building Tools and Equipment - Home-building Tools

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Case a door with mitered trim - Fine Homebuilding
Easy Shingle Cutting With a Pneumatic Cutter - Fine Homebuilding
Easy Shingle Cutting With a Pneumatic Cutter - Fine Homebuilding

Building Tools and Equipment - Другое

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Best Gift Ideas for Tool Lovers - Fine Homebuilding
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10 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love Tools - Fine Homebuilding

Gifts for Crafts People - Gifts for Dads

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From saws to drill kits and beyond, we’ve compiled some of our readers’ favorite picks into our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. Here, you’ll find some of the best tools to get the handy person in your life for the holidays. These tools have held up on the job, and are guaranteed to make the perfect addition to any builder’s tool kit. - Fine Homebuilding #GiftGuide #HolidayGuide #GiftIdeas #Tools #ToolGuide #ToolGift #Handyman #GiftsforDad #GiftsforMom #GiftsforBuilders #Homebuilder
From saws to drill kits and beyond, we’ve compiled some of our readers’ favorite picks into our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. Here, you’ll find some of the best tools to get the handy person in your life for the holidays. These tools have held up on the job, and are guaranteed to make the perfect addition to any builder’s tool kit. - Fine Homebuilding #GiftGuide #HolidayGuide #GiftIdeas #Tools #ToolGuide #ToolGift #Handyman #GiftsforDad #GiftsforMom #GiftsforBuilders #Homebuilder
From saws to drill kits and beyond, we’ve compiled some of our readers’ favorite picks into our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. Here, you’ll find some of the best tools to get the handy person in your life for the holidays. These tools have held up on the job, and are guaranteed to make the perfect addition to any builder’s tool kit. - Fine Homebuilding #GiftGuide #HolidayGuide #GiftIdeas #Tools #ToolGuide #ToolGift #Handyman #GiftsforDad #GiftsforMom #GiftsforBuilders #Homebuilder

Gifts for Crafts People - Gifts for Builders

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Carpenters used to make bolt-hole markers from job-site scraps, but the commercially produced version from Big Foot Tools has been a favorite with framers for over a decade.
The circular EVO Flattop Grill is a versatile cooktop that would make a great centerpiece for any custom outdoor kitchen or patio.
It's not too late! Take a look at Holiday Gift Guides from Fine Homebuilding’s Ambassadors

Gifts for Crafts People - Other

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The Graco PowerFill 3.5 Pro Series Mud Pump
The back-saving cordless mud pump from Graco can be programmed to dispense an exact amount of compound to fit the tool you're using.
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Linoleum Planks are Slim and Sturdy
Despite its thin profile (typically under 0.1 in.), linoleum is exceptionally durable and water-resistant, making it an ideal flooring for kitchens and bathrooms.
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Linoleum Planks and Tiles
Despite its thin profile (typically under 0.1 in.), linoleum is exceptionally durable and water-resistant, making it an ideal flooring for kitchens and bathrooms.
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See Air Leaks in Hard-to-Reach Places
This compact, simple-to-use infrared device allows users to quickly and accurately see where heat is escaping or entering in real time.
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Linoleum Interlocking Planks
The only linoleum click-together product currently available in the United States is Marmoleum Cinch Loc Seal, which—unlike sheets and tile—has a layer of Marmoleum on top of fiberboard and cork. It is the only product that does not require adhesive; boards slot together using a tongue-and-groove locking system, making them simple to install.
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Cordless Track Saws Tool Test
Track saws are game-changing tools, and the cordless models only up this convenience, according to builder Jeremy Kassel. In this tool test, he finds the best cordless track saws by comparing eight cordless models, testing their cut quality and power, their smoothness and accuracy when beveling, and their ability to create long, tapered shims.
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Smart Truck Storage
Swing Case toolboxes save space by tucking into that wasted space behind the wheel well, and then swing out for easy access.
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Take Charge of Electric Vehicle Charging
Learn the different levels of electric vehicle charging. For most homeowners who own an EV, Level 2 charging will be the most accessible amount of power, but there are a number of installation considerations and EV charging features to keep in mind when selecting a Level 2 EV charger.
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Hard-Hat Hearing Protection
These Bluetooth-enabled helmet muffs and add-on boom mic offer job-site convenience to anyone who works near loud equipment and has to wear a helmet on a regular basis.
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Personal Safety Gear for Tiling
Wear a few inexpensive safety accessories to protect your eyes, ears, lungs, and hands during the various phases of tiling.
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The Advantages of Cellular PVC Siding
This material is durable, waterproof, and ideal for places where the weather is hard on a home's exterior.
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Lightweight Miter Clamps
Preassemble trim with cam-action miter clamps for strong joints from VACPAD. Lightweight and plastic, these clamps are easier to use on location.
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Hand and Power Tools for Electrical Work
With this collection of tools, you'll be well equipped for any household wiring project.
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Tool Test: Cordless Planers
A carpenter tests cordless planers from Bosch, Makita, DeWalt, Metabo HPT, Ryobi, and Milwaukee.
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Pneumatic Cap Staplers
Many of the staplers have the cap track and fastener track on oppo-site sides of the tool. Despite this larger look, these tools can still be turned to fit into tight corners fairly easily.